SUMMARY: ufsrestore to another system fails to boot

From: Blair Rampling <>
Date: Tue Aug 06 2002 - 18:40:18 EDT
The solution to this particular problem was to edit out the MD entries and the
rootdev entry in the /etc/system file.

>>> "Blair Rampling" <> 08/06/02 11:11AM >>>
I have completed a ufsrestore of a root disk from tape to another server. On
the original server, the boot device was a metadevice created by SDS but the
new server has only a single disk. When I attempt to boot disk, I get the
following error. I have edited the vfstab file and used the installboot
command to add a boot block. What step am I missing? Thanks.

{3} ok boot
Boot device: disk  File and args:
SunOS Release 5.8 Version Generic_108528-14 64-bit
Copyright 1983-2001 Sun Microsystems, Inc.  All rights reserved.
Cannot mount root on /pseudo/md@0:0,0,blk fstype ufs

panic[cpu3]/thread=10408000: vfs_mountroot: cannot mount root

0000000010407970 genunix:vfs_mountroot+70 (10435c00, 0, 0, 10410928, 10, 14)
  %l0-3: 0000000010435c00 00000000104392b8 00000041fe000000 0000000010435ea0
  %l4-7: 0000000000000000 00000000104136c0 00000000000b7d4b 0000000000001d4b
0000000010407a20 genunix:main+94 (10410170, 2000, 10407ec0, 10408030, fff2,
  %l0-3: 0000000000000001 0000000000000001 0000000000000015 0000000000000ea0
  %l4-7: 0000000010428c88 0000000010464670 00000000000cdc88 0000000000000540

skipping system dump - no dump device configured
Resetting ...
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